NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Integration is among the achievements we value most in psychoanalysis, so we're pleased to welcome this month's PIECE OF MIND contribution from Joseph Bobrow of the Deep Streams Institute. His organization fosters the cross-pollination of analysis and Buddhism, a fertile enterprise that broadens the reach of analytic thinking while raising questions about the spiritual dimensions of our work.

Also in this issue, NCSPP President Beth Steinberg reflects on the strange and compelling process of being interviewed for analytic candidacy, and Louis Roussel offers a vivid description of the way in which a patient's experience can come alive in the person of the therapist.

We hope that you enjoy this month's issue, and we hope you'll join NCSPP orcontribute to our scholarship fund to assist us in fostering a vibrant psychoanalytic community in Northern California.

This month I'll focus on the personal interviews in my series on the process of applying for analytic training.

The response to the publication in 1995 of Thoughts Without a Thinker, written by the Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein, was but one indication of the burgeoning interest in mindfulness and Buddhism among psychotherapists.

The term "blog" refers to a web-based journal wherein individuals offer up their personal experiences to anyone with a web browser. The editors at IMPULSE sought out a local analytic candidate willing to "blog" his experience in training.

The San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society introduces a new monthly program where a member of the Friends of SFPI&S will present a case to other members in a casual conference setting.

Appointment Book: 

Theater on the Couch: "A Number" by Caryl Churchill
Fri, May 5 / 8 PM / Geary Theater / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. / $21 - $65

Law and Ethics
Sat, May 6 / 9 AM - 4 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Susana Winkel, Ph.D. / $60

Open House: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis L.A. Distance Training 
Sun, May 7 / 4:30 - 6:30 PM / 3022 Steiner Street / San Francisco
ICPLA / Bay Area Candidates / free

Scientific Meeting with Mary Main and Erik Hesse
Mon, May 8 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Mary Main, Ph.D. and Erik Hesse, Ph.D. / free

Rose Gupta's Graduation Paper: "Left for Dead: The Experience of Erasure"
Sat, May 13 / 9:30 - 11 AM / Laurel Heights, 3333 California Street / San Francisco
PINC / Discussant: Samuel Gerson, Ph.D. / free

Vienna Scientific Meeting on May 15, 1907: Wittels' Essay: "Female Physicians"
Mon, May 15 / 7:30 - 9 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / Word for Word Theater Company / $25

Friends Clinical Forum
Tue, May 16 / 7 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / Clinical Case Presentation / free

Theater on the Couch: "A Number" by Caryl Churchill
Fri, May 19 / 8 PM / Geary Theater / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Peter Goldberg, Ph.D.; Linda Lagemann, Ph.D. / $21 - $65

"Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
Sat, May 20 / 8 PM / Berkeley Repertory Theater / Berkeley
PINC / Discussed by Samuel Gerson, Ph.D. / $49

Grand Rounds: Fatherlessness and the Quest for a Father
Wed, May 24 / 6 - 7:15 PM / 401 Quarry Rd, Rm. 2209 / Stanford Psychiatry Bldg / Stanford
SFPI&S / Stanley Cath, M.D. / free

Aging from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
Sat, Jun 3 / 9 AM - 12 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / Nancy Drooker, Ph.D. / $75

Lacanian Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Supervision
Sat, Jun 3 / 10 AM - 4:30 PM / 2820 Adeline / Berkeley
Lacanian School / Raul Moncayo, Ph.D. / $100 - $135

Perspectives on the Therapeutic Relationship
Sat, Jun 3 / 9 AM - 4:30 PM / Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay / San Francisco
SFPRG / David Burns, M.D.; Hanna Levenson, Ph.D.; George Silberschatz, Ph.D.;
Patricia Wood, Ph.D.; John Young, M.D. / $30 - $150

Psychoanalytic Impasses: Case Consultation and Reading
Tue (ongoing) / 1:10 - 2:15 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D.) / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per meeting

Psychoanalytic Case Conference
Wed (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / Albany
Individual Sponsor (Maureen Franey, Ph.D.) / (510) 527-6141 / $45 per meeting

Current Views on Psychoanalytic Core Concepts: Transference
Wed (ongoing) / 11:20 AM - 12:50 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Lynn Alexander, Psy.D.) / (650) 328-8505 / $45 per meeting

Collaborative Group Consultation — Independent Psychoanalytic Perspective
Wed (ongoing) / 11:40 AM - 1:05 PM / 301 B Saratoga Road / Los Gatos
Individual Sponsor (Hugh Grubb, M.A.) / $45 per meeting

Psychoanalytic Clinical Study Groups
Wed or Fri (ongoing) / 10 - 11:30 AM (W) or 11:30 AM - 1 PM (F) / 587 Walavista Ave. / Oakland
Individual Sponsor (Dawn Farber, Psy.D., M.F.T.) / (415) 673-7744 / $50 per meeting

Building a Child Psychotherapy Practice: Case Consultation and Reading
Thu (ongoing) / 12 - 1 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D.) / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per meeting

Psychoanalytic Case Consultation and Reading Group
Fri (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / 20688 Fourth Street / Saratoga
Individual Sponsor (Alan Kessler, Ph.D.) / (408) 868-9405 / $45 per meeting

Ongoing Study and Supervision Group
Fri (ongoing) / 1 - 2:15 PM / 560 Oxford St. #8 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Miriam Bar, Ph.D.) / (650) 813-1270 / $45 per meeting